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Living Green Expo Ratchets Up the Fun With Bike Rodeo, Bike Fashion Show at 11th Annual Minnesota State Fair Grounds Event, May 5-6, 2012


April 4, 2012 - St. Paul, MN


WHAT:
The Living Green Expo, which attracts more than 20,000 people to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds each year, is one of the largest, most authentic events of its kind, with the distinction of being the largest zero-waste event* in the state. With hundreds of exhibitors, workshops and activities, the 11th annual Expo is designed to provide individuals and families with insights on how living green can be easy, can save them money and enrich their lives.

No matter where consumers are on the "green spectrum," the Living Green Expo has something for them, including:

  • A Bike Fashion Show featuring the latest fashions for active bicyclists concerned about what to wear when biking to the park, store, boardroom and beyond.
  • A Bike Rodeo that will test bikers' skills in the Drive Your Bike Course or finesse the fun of family bike rides with the Family Fairgrounds Tour.
  • Growing Up Green demonstrations on how to embrace sustainable living at virtually every level of life -- from infancy through adulthood.
  • Former WCCO-TV Anchor Don Shelby will share the adventure of building his new Green Path-, LEED- and GreenStar-certified home in Excelsior.
  • Entertainment including musical performances, cultural dance and drum groups.
  • Workshops each hour delving into the most topical and timely green subjects.
  • Good Food Stage with local and celebrity chefs demonstrating sustainable and healthy recipes, and experts offering tips on the perfect pantry, canning homegrown vegetables and more.

Admission is free for anyone 18 and under, and $3 (online) or $5 (at the door) for adults over 18. Metro Transit provides free transportation to and from the Expo with the Go Greener Pass. Chinook Books will be given to the first 200 visitors each day.

To learn more about the Living Green Expo, visit www.LivingGreenExpo.MN, "like" Living Green Expo on www.facebook.com or join the conversation on Twitter (@LivingGreenExpo, #LGEmn).

WHEN:
Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Northeast Area in Education and 4-H Buildings
1265 Snelling Avenue, Saint Paul

*Nearly everything at the Expo is reduced, reused, recycled or composted making it the largest zero-waste event in the state.

The Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP) produces the Living Green Expo. This is just one example of how the coalition of more than 75 nonprofit member organizations helps educate and engage Minnesotans in working for clean water, clean energy and Minnesota's Great Outdoors. To ensure the best experience, MEP and the Living Green Expo Stewardship Council screen all exhibitors, requiring they meet specific standards demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and the environment.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Gary Young
Email Contact
612-247-8123

Kristi Gray Shepherd
Email Contact
612-685-4552

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